Making her debut on Hike & Seek today is my baby Albino Ball Python: Popcorn! She's approximately 6 months old now, and one of my favorite things to do is decorate her terrarium. There are countless photos and forum posts about reptile cage setups and decor, but I have yet to come across anything outside of the standard/natural decor style. Since I already love giving Popcorn terrarium makeovers, I thought February would be the perfect time to introduce a feature like this! Are you ready? Here we go!
When I first started keeping reptiles, which was 10 years ago, I was all about aspen bedding and little log hides that you see in the reptile department of pet stores. It's standard and it's what I learned to set up my terrariums with. Now, you may not know this about me...but I am a glitter loving little girl at heart. When I find a way to make something look cute...I cute it up. The first time I used Carefresh for my snakes, it wasn't cute. I had depleted my supply of Aspen bedding one day, and because I used Carefresh for my pet rats, I decided to try it out. At the time I was using the brown color, which matched perfectly with the accessories I had. I quickly realized that it was very absorbent, easy to clean, and my snakes looked happy on it. I decided to keep using it, and eventually I started trying different colors which led me to incorporating other cute/colorful accessories. I've been using Carefresh for many years now, and I'll probably never switch to anything else. In my opinion, it's absolutely perfect for snakes. If you'd like to learn more about Carefresh, click
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I picked up this adorable little hide in the small animal department at Petco recently. I have a larger one for my adult ball python, and they love them. I really like that it says "sleephouse". How cute is that?! For the background, I taped pink scrapbook sheets to the back and sides on the outside of the glass. I then used foam stickers that I found in the Valentines Day section of Joann's to stick to the inside of the glass. These stickers are incredibly durable by the way. I removed one of them to re-position it, and for a second I thought it wasn't going to come off! In addition to the stickers, I also picked out a "Be Mine" bowl at Joann's to use as her water dish!
After doing a bit of exploring and letting out a big yawn-she decided it was sleep time and headed into her Sleep House.
I hope you enjoyed having a peek into Popcorn's terrarium! I plan on doing another post like this in March, let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!